1. Introduction 2. The Structure of Interaction 3. Fish Markets: An Example of the Emergence of Aggregate Coordination 4. Financial Markets: Bubbles, Herds and Crashes 5. Public Goods: A coordination problem 6. Segregation: Schelling's Model 7. Conclusion
Alan Kirman is Professor Emeritus at l'Universite d'Aix-Marseille lll and l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France.
'What a refreshing read! Alan Kirman draws on his immense experience of how real people trade, from the Marseille and Ancona fish markets to experiments on public goods games, to propose an approach to economics centred on interaction between individuals and its consequences for aggregate behaviour. This book is essential reading in the quest for new economic thinking'. - Prof. Robert MacKay, University of Warwick, UK